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Manitoba First Nations housing solution stymied by section 95

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 9:11 AM | By Rana Bokhari

A square timber housing proposal sits on the desk of Carolyn Bennett, federal minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. The proposal presents a plan to tackle northern and remote Manitoba’s housing issues, specifically using Mathias Colomb Cree Nation and Berens River First Nation as the leader communities in this effort.

The goal of the proposal has been to secure Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) section 95 funding to build high quality square timber homes in Berens River First Nation and Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, within...